Author: Claire Mahoney

The Dubai Police https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), extending its relationship with Riverbed Technology www.riverbed.com to a broader spectrum in the field of development and upgrade of both applications and infrastructure. Riverbed will now focus on the introduction of new and innovative technical solutions,...

Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, has established Suprema Middle East FZCO to provide local sales, marketing and technical support across the Middle East, a key strategic market for the company. The new offices are located at the Dubai Airport Free Zone. With the...

Axis Communications has appointed Verena Rathjen as vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In her new role, Verena Rathjen will take responsibility for Axis’ long-term success in the region and ensuring the strategic direction of the company’s expanded solution offering in a growing market.   "Axis...

UK security management training company, Perpetuity Academy, has announced that it will join the Dubai Police Academy on its stand at Intersec 2018, which takes place in Dubai from 21st – 23rd January. The company will showcase a portfolio of online, classroom and in-house courses, including...

ONVIF the leading global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, will be presenting at Intersec 2018, January 21-23, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as part of Intersec’s AI and Information Security Conference. Jonathan Lewit, chair of the ONVIF Communication Committee, will...

Timothy Compston discovers that there is a real buzz around sound analysis for security and public safety The volume of security-related applications where sound is playing a role is certainly on the rise, whether that be on the biometrics front in the form of voice recognition...

Dubai Police and SIRA (the Security Industry Regulatory Agency) are about to extend the requirements for HVM bollards from the current requirements to protect buildings such as hotels, malls and high value stores to encompass ‘Crowded Places'. Security consultant Sam Samuels takes a look at...

SANS Institute will host a cyber security training event in Dubai from January 27 to February 1, 2018. The event will feature three courses that not only help security professionals protect their organisations against attacks, but enable them to proactively mitigate malware threats and breaches...

Favourable government initiatives towards energy efficiency, a resurgent construction sector, and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), will turn the Middle East smart home market into a US$1.86 billion dollar industry by 2022, according to a recent study. The Middle East Smart Home Market...

Artificial intelligence (AI) will form an important underlying component of the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018), say the organisers Reed Exhibitions. The latest trends in AI and its application in homeland security will be among the...

Despite a decline over the last couple of years, the intruder detection market in Saudi Arabia is likely to register positive growth buoyed by increasing infrastructural projects, upcoming hotels and shopping malls, along with increasing inflow of FDI in the construction sector, according to a...

Heald Ltd, a manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation systems, which protect some of the worlds high profile locations including embassies, airports and shopping areas have announced a record order book for the year ahead. Based in the North of England,  Heald experienced 25% turnover growth in...

Raytec’s VARIO2 IP Hybrid Network Illuminator has won an award for Innovative Achievement (Video Surveillance) at the Detektor International Awards 2017 that were held in Stockholm, Sweden. As the first and the only IP-enabled Hybrid Network Illuminator in the market, VARIO2 IP Hybrid represents all of...

Vivotek has launched a multi-adjustable sensor dome camera that features four independent 3-megapixel CMOS sensors allowing users to simultaneously view four different areas while occupying only a single IP address. The MA8391-ETV is said to be perfect for surveillance of large areas, such as parking lots...

More than 200 partners from all over the world, including Iran, Australia and the US, attended Uniview's first global partner summit during the CPSE Security Show in Shenzhen last month. The Chinese security company is now embarking on an international expansion plan that will include the...

Restrata, through its wholly-owned Iraq entity, has been awarded a National Communications and Media Commission ‘CMC’ Licence to sell and maintain GPS tracking systems in Iraq. The licence, says the company, affirms Restrata’s commitment to compliance and providing this life-saving technology to companies operating in challenging environments. The...

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched the initial phase of a Smart Parking Project covering controlled parking at Al-Rigga and the World Trade Center areas. The project has been implemented by Energy International Corporation using smart parking sensors from Nedap and provides new...

Johnson Controls' aviation specific CEM Systems AC2000 Airport access control system has been selected to secure Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, Oman, the largest airport in the country. The solution features intelligent CEM Systems IP card readers and portable hand-held readers. Muscat  is currently undergoing an...

Etihad Energy Services Company (ESCO) has signed a service agreement with Dubai Police to provide energy efficient and sustainable solutions for its 34 facilities including police stations, prisons, and offices. "Dubai Police has always been at the forefront of green and sustainable initiatives. We are pleased...

Former director general of the United Kingdom’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington addressed the region's leading info-security specialists at the RSA® Conference held in Abu Dhabi on 7- 8 November at the Emirates Palace. Over 1100 prominent global and regional specialists attended the conference which featured 34 sponsors...

Despite registering a decline over the last couple of years, the video surveillance market in Saudi Arabia is once again experiencing an upswing according to a new report from market analysts, 6W Research. A drop in oil prices and government spending cuts brought several major infrastructure...

Hikvision has moved into the under vehicle surveillance market with the launch of two new types of UVSS's - one fixed model and one portable. Both models can accurately capture an image of the underside of a moving vehicle to provide detailed critical security monitoring. They can...

The program of speakers for the third RSA Conference Abu Dhabi next month has been announced. Taking place from November 7-8 at the Emirates Palace, the event will see regional and global experts discuss topics including cybercrime, security strategy, infrastructure and operations, blockchain, AI, cloud,...

Risk and security management company, Spearfish has been appointed to oversee security management for a major international development organisation in Nigeria. A team of Spearfish consultants have been embedded within the organisation’s operations from where they will manage its security programmes and provide live support and...

Growing demand for streamlined and IP network video surveillance will double the value of the Middle East’s commercial security market over the next four years, with hospitality likely to witness the highest growth of all end-user segments, according to new research. Driven by increased investments and...

Smiths Detection has introduced the eagerly awaited HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX checkpoint scanner – the first to feature the company’s proprietary CT (Computed Tomography) scanning technology that eliminates the need to remove electronic devices and liquids from hand luggage Subject to approval from the appropriate local authorities,...

UAE based cyber security firm DarkMatter has been named the strategic partner for ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018, jointly organised by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Reed Exhibitions. Rabih Dabboussi, DarkMatter’s senior vice president of Sales, Marketing and Business Development says: “Our innovative and world-class cyber security...

The drive towards smart cities means that more transport systems are being integrated with traditional network surveillance equipment. But as the number of connected devices increases, so does the cyber risk. Philip Ingram reports   According to a 2016 EU Transport sector economic analysis report, transport plays...

Manufacturers of PSIM systems must stop penalising end-users with costly upgrades and maintenance agreements if the true benefits of integration are to be enjoyed, writes Stephen Smith, managing director of Integrated Security Manufacturing Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) systems have come a long way in an...

Home security specialists, Ring will be making its Middle East debut at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The company will use the exhibition as a platform to unveil its latest suite of smart home security products such as Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Elite,...

Intersec is set to celebrate two decades of remarkable success when it opens doors in January 2018 in Dubai. The 20th anniversary edition will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from 58 countries, while over 31,000 visitors from 128 countries are expected to attend as they seek...

The Saudi radio communications operator Bravo has decided to provide Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) infrastructures from Airbus in order to renew the existing public safety network in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Airbus will deliver and deploy 150 Tetra base stations in the coming months. After Bravo’s positive...

Integrated Control Technology (Europe) Ltd have announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Harco HIS to meet increased demand for the ProtegeGX and WX platforms across EMEA. The agreement will enable both companies to cater to the growing demand for integrated security systems incorporating access control, intrusion...

A new analytics tool has been developed by airport security specialist, Vision-Box, to help assist airport operators and security staff manage passenger details and complex operational metrics. Called vb dashbox, the new web-based tool is designed to harness, analyse and give meaning to raw data and present...

PSIM provider CNL Software has entered a technology collaboration with leading developer of open storage platforms for video surveillance, Promise Technology. The partnership says the company will enable it to provide an IPSecurityCenter PSIM platform in which Promise’s high performance storage solutions can be used. “We believe...

Blighter Surveillance Systems a British designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning radars and surveillance solutions, has introduced a lower cost, entry level version of its Blighter B400 Series Doppler ground surveillance radar aimed specifically at airports and critical infrastructure sites. The new version of the radar delivers...